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Hilary Sample / MOS

Big Stairs / Knowlton Hall
August 24, 2016 - 3:00pm

Hilary Sample will present a lecture at Knowlton Hall’s Big Stairs on Wednesday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m. Sample is an Associate Professor at Columbia GSAPP, an architect and co-founder with Michael Meredith of MOS, an interdisciplinary architecture and design practice based in New York City.

Prior to joining Columbia, Sample taught at Yale University, SUNY Buffalo where she was awarded the Reyner Banham Teaching Fellowship, and the University of Toronto.

Projects designed in Sample’s office have been published widely including in El Croquis N. 184; are held in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago; and exhibited at the Venice Biennale, Shenzen Biennale, and the Chicago Biennal; and have received numerous awards, including a National Design Award in Architecture from the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt, Holcim/LaFarge Global Award, Design Award from Progressive Architecture and New York City Architectural League Emerging Voices. In 2010, Sample received the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The office has been awarded several AIA awards including an Excellence Award. Built projects include Krabbesholm Art School in Denmark, Element House in New Mexico, Chamber NYC, and the Lali Gurans orphanage and library in Kathmandu, Nepal. 

Sample was a visiting scholar at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal. Her research focuses on the intersection of architecture, health, environments, technology, and design. Sample received a B. Arch. from Syracuse University and an M. Arch. from Princeton University.